Boston Red Sox defeat Texas Rangers, 8-4

BOSTON—With his shaved head and hustling style, Kevin Youkilis will never be mistaken for Manny Ramirez.

But there is one similarity, at least lately -- the power Youkilis has brought to the cleanup spot held by Ramirez until he was traded July 31.

Youkilis doubled in each of his first three at-bats Wednesday night, leading another hitting outburst that gave the Boston Red Sox an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

"You can't worry about where you hit," Youkilis said....

Coco Crisp didn't look down to third base to see how deep Travis Metcalf was playing. It didn't matter.

In the third inning last night, with the Red Sox already ahead, 2-0, Crisp decided he was going to start something. He was going to use his speed to get on base.

He was the No. 9 hitter in the order but he was leading off the inning. Crisp bunted and raced to first for a single, starting a four-run inning that essentially won the game for the Sox.

It was the sma...